Jeff hold it, in my post
...after what, two months since Putin announced it and first sent units down there?
He needs to go back in his history book and look at the ten year effort in Afghanistan and give this one at least 2-3 years before he even mentions such a term. Mentioning after two months IMHO displays a complete ignorance on what a modern campaign like this takes to even really get going. And two months ain't even close.
Same is true for Obama.
I am fine with Russia using her air power, and supporting ground troops in really putting the hurt on ISIS.
Friday at 3:58 PM
it was, obviously, Bloomberg who said "quagmire", in the article I quoted in said post.
I also thought that Russian would agree, with
"a situation that is hard to deal with or get out of : a situation that is full of problems"
and this is what I still think, as now I'm seeing this perception increases in Russian Internet (plus I'm in daily contact with Russians, had Syria-related discussion in the pub just yesterday in the afternoon); you may dismiss all this, so I finish with the news right from
about an INcrease of ISIL in Syria recently!
So I'm sorry to disagree with you, Jeff, but I also think the intervention in Syria becomes Russian "quagmire".